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Death of Schengen: Germany-Austria Border Control Extended Indefinitely

One of the key principles and flagship developments of the European Union (EU), open borders, has taken another significant blow as Germany and Austria held a joint press conference to announce the new border controls between their countries were going to continue indefinitely.

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Send New Migrants ‘Back to Africa,’ Says German Interior Minister

Germany’s Minister of the Interior has launched a controversial proposal to return seafaring African migrants home rather than bringing them to Italy, in order to discourage more people from attempting the dangerous crossing. Minister Thomas de Maizière said Sunday that


Interior Minister: Germans Should Prepare Themselves for Terror Attacks

Germany’s Interior Minister has told Germans to expect more Islamic terror attacks in the country, after a 17-year-old unaccompanied Afghan migrant injured 18 people. Thomas de Maiziere insisted there is no link between “refugees” and terrorist attacks. On Monday in

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‘Not Yet’ On Syrian Migrant Downgrade, German Officials Say

The German government assured Friday there had been no changes to its refugee policy for Syrians, after the interior minister said they would be given a lesser status that excluded family reunifications. Government spokesman Steffen Seibert said “a change” to

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere (C) speaks to journalists after arrives a secret services oversight panel on May 6, 2015 in Berlin.

Germany A ‘Focus Of International Terrorism’ Due To Migrants

Germany’s Interior Minister has warned that his country is a “focus of international terrorism” and its only thanks to luck and the security services a big attack has not happened. In an interview with Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (WAZ), German Minister

File photo of German Interior Minister de Maiziere presenting a draft law at a news conference at the Bundespressekonferenz in Berlin

Pressure Mounts On German Interior Minister

A few years ago, Thomas de Maiziere was seen as a leading candidate to succeed Angela Merkel one day. What he lacked in charisma, he made up for in competence and reliability, the same traits that had vaulted his boss

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Germany Reinstates Border Controls in the Face of Migrant Onslaught

In response to Europe’s immigration crisis, the German federal government has decided to unilaterally reintroduce border controls, temporarily overriding the stipulations of the Schengen Agreement, which abolished internal borders and passport controls for the 26 participating states. According to the